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東海大學國際職場實習發展中心--第六屆學海築夢實習成果-義地,履行

義地,履行

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  • 分類 : 第六屆學海築夢實習成果
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  • 日期 : 2016-11-17

 

image description                (UAS實習生  吳同學 東海大學工工所 二年級)

「機會是給準備好的人」,我一直不認為自己是準備好的人,但我是個勇於冒險,逼著自己實踐的人。

九月,毅然決然踏上歐洲這塊陌生土地,緊張期待又害怕。在UAS,認識了從未接觸的航太產業,建立了相關背景知識,為了把握零碎時間,每天更妥善管理時間。語言不通,每天中午的用餐時間,就像是時空錯置般難受,以為要開始孤獨的實習生活,卻不然。對亞洲文化深感興趣的同事開啟了話題,與剛到印尼及韓國出差回來的同事互相交流,除了義大利人,還有來自波蘭、阿富汗等地的同事,我們常常英義交雜的聊天,他們告訴我各式不同關於義大利的文化,不論是飲食、運動、節慶、歷史、社會福利等,也跟我分享著每個大大小小屬於他們自身的經驗和故事。

獨自到了異地,當自己變成少數族群後,容易看清自己的生活圈,自己的價值以及和別人的差異在哪裡,正視自己的渺小,發現自己的脆弱。我來自哪裡?台灣和港澳不一樣,那台灣和中國的關係是什麼?為什麼爺爺奶奶受日本教育,我卻沒有日本血統?部分義大利人不諳英文加上我的破義大利文,出現了語言隔閡,即便語言不通,仍試圖了解彼此。文化衝擊,帶給我們很多歡樂,像是看到褐色茶葉蛋的驚恐神色,笑稱亞洲人以貓肉狗肉為食的印象……等等。從前在書上、電影上的所見所聞躍入眼前,驗證了曾經的想像,似乎感受到創作者當時的思緒,也嗅到了古人在此活動的足跡。看見不同,也看見相同,許多事情地球繞了半圈,還是一樣運行。美景亦然,阿瑪菲海岸,被我們戲稱為義大利的九份;走在拿坡里沿岸,就像是在淡水碼頭岸邊上,愛上義地的一片風景,但也更懂得珍惜我們擁有的美景。為了抓緊這短短的幾個月,我善用了每一天,學會了時間管理,訓練了邏輯思維簡化,也學會了慢活步調,錯過了這班車、迷了路,應對的不是慌張,而是期待欣賞不一樣景致的心。

太多美好,無法割捨。感謝這段異地旅行,讓我在義地,履行了對自己的約定,遇見了許多人,收集了許多故事,從不同的角度看待更多事,同時多認識了自己一點,豐富了自己的青春記憶,在地球的另一端找到了一個家。

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” I’m not sure if I have prepared mind, but I know “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” I just believe it and take my luggage to go Europe in September, 2015.

Working at UAS, I have learned many knowledge and build the background of aerospace and gained practical experience, by applying methods and theories learned in classes. It was not easy for to understand the complexity of aeronautical products. I had to work very hard to me able to quickly understand the products. In the beginning I was afraid of the lunch time. Everybody was chatting in Italian, I didn’t understand any words and didn’t know what can I say. It just like that I am in the same space but different timing. One of my colleague is interested in Asian culture, and he took the initiative to chat with me. Then, I start to learn the Italian from my colleagues and enjoy every lunch time we laugh together. I have many colleagues, and they come from different country. Not only Italy, but Poland and Afganistan. We talk about a lot of things. Such as foods, sport, law, different cultures and rules of governments. They shared their experience and every story with me, every story inspires to me. Making me think of many things about life and future.

Leave the comfort zone of, be the minority group. Then, I have discovered and think about a lot of things. Who am I? Where I come from? The history of Taiwan? What is the difference between Asian people and European? In these months, I went to many places saw many things what I seen and heard on the book and in the movie before. I still miss my family and friends in Taiwan, but I have discovered I’m stronger and more capable than I ever imagined through navigating and discovering the world alone.

Not only did this opportunity allow me to gain exposure to the engineering profession and acquire experience in the field, I also get a big family here. Although I went back to Taiwan, we still keep in touch with Facebook, email and Whatapp. When they heard the News from Taiwan about earthquake, they all send the message to concern this situation. I’m deeply moved.

Too many things I got. Thanks to this internship, It let me met many people, collected many stories, look at things from different perspective more and be able to experience a prospective career path.